Local air shows are fun and great places for aircraft photography so here’s a few beginners tips.
This Messerschmitt Bf109E-3, 1190, saw combat with the fighter unit JG 26 in the Battles of France and Britain.
The Consolidated PBY (Patrol Bomber the Y designating manufactured by Consolidated) was christened Catalina by the RAF, a name later adopted by the US, and Canso by the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) Developed from a line of flying boats manufactured by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation over 4000 PBY Catalinas where produced and they served with distinction in nearly every theatre of the Second World War.
A small collection from my aircraft photography catalogue. See the full catalogue indexed by type
B12 8572 History
This B12 steam locomotive, 8572 was built in 1928 by Beyer Peacock for the LNER (London and North Eastern Railway). The original design, although modified by 1928, dated back to the GER (Great Eastern Railway) in 1908.
P51 Mustang – Brief History
The fast and agile North American P51D Mustangs that ranged over Europe in the last two years of the second world war probably played as larger part in Germanys defeat as the Spitfire and Hurricane did in the Battle of Britain. The Mustang was the first single engined long range fighter able to escort US army air force bombers all the way to Berlin and back. The Luftwaffe fighter pilots could no longer wait for the American fighters to turn back before attacking the unescorted bombers.
Writing a captions is easy right? Just put in what’s in the photo. As the saying goes ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. So why duplicate what is in the photo? It is what is not there that is more important. And then we need to consider our audience. The average person might not spot the ‘mistake’ in the title of this post but and enthusiast might.
Captioning aircraft photos can be a bit daunting especially if you are not an aircraft nut and barely know the difference between a Boeing and a Bolkow.